Using Optimus on Void or non-systemd distros

9 Dec, 2019 - 3 minutes
This article is for those who are a victim of laptop vendors but want to squeeze out maximum performance of their machine. What is optimus technology? According to gentoo wiki NVIDIA Optimus is a proprietary technology that seamlessly switches between two GPUs. It is typically used on systems that have an integrated Intel GPU and a discrete NVIDIA GPU. The main benefit of using NVIDIA Optimus is to extend battery life by providing maximum GPU performance only when needed.

Basics of binary exploitation

19 Aug, 2019 - 8 minutes
Intro to assembly Each personal computer has a microprocessor that manages the computer’s arithmetical, logical, and control activities. Each family of processors has its own set of instructions for handling operations like getting user input, displaying info on screen etc. These set of instructions are called ‘machine language instructions’. A processor can only understand these machine language instructions which is basically 0’s & 1’s. So, here comes the need of our low-level assembly.